1Z0-001 HP0-634 1Z0-854 JN0-331 ST0-130 HP2-T31 1Z0-507 P_SD_64 GB0-180 A2010-564 C2090-913 HP2-K18 C2180-270 000-433 351-018 920-345 000-745 000-191 070-545-VB 70-346 ITIL-F-CHS SD0-302 920-232 642-426 HP2-B100 LOT-917 000-210 MB4-641 920-252 000-995 310-810 1Z0-517 920-807 50-632 TB0-105 310-045 000-235 000-992 350-040 270-551 920-344 E20-011 C2090-735 350-024 074-325J 1Y0-A25 070-225 HP2-H25 1Z0-204 000-268 000-M23 000-M220 E20-016 000-386 HP2-B27 920-533 JK0-U11 CUR-011 1Y0-A20 70-515 Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague
A new exhibit of the month is on view at the entrance to the UPM’s Permanent Collection:

Example of early 20th-century
festive table settings


Serving dish, after 1900
Johann Lötz Witwe glassworks,
Klášterský Mlýn (Klostermühle)
Blown, hot-shaped glass, metal mounts
Inv. no. 73.131 / purchased 1969

Tea table cloth, early 20th century
Manufacturer unknown
Linen damask decorated with ornamental
trim of stylized Art Nouveau flowers and
tendrils, folded ajouré edge
Inv. no. 55.532 / transferred from the Academy of Applied Arts
1960

The turn of the 20th century was one of the most celebrated periods of Czech glass manufacturing. Many glass factories of that time made successful attempts to produce glass in the Art Nouveau style inspired by natural forms. Glassmakers decorated their glass objects with stylized tendrils, foliage, blossoms and other motifs. This serving dish with its iridescent surface exemplifies the various types of products manufactured in the best-known glassworks in the Czech Lands during the Art Nouveau period – the Johann Lötz Witwe glassworks that operated at Klášterský Mlýn (Klostermühle) in southern Bohemia’s Šumava highlands. Produced there were especially vases of organic shapes inspired by the output of the renowned firm of L. C. Tiffany in the United States. In addition to various types of products designed by anonymous artists, the plant realized the works of renowned artists (Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, Adolf Beckert or Marie Kirschner). Even then, these pieces were widely appreciated and today they are a much-sought-after article at antique shops. This serving dish’s sinuous, undulating decoration was achieved by combing glass threads, while still hot, along its surface with a metal hook.
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